tarix is a simple indexer for GNU and POSIX tar files. The indexes allow fast extraction of files in the archive, especially on seekable tape devices. The index format is simple enough to be used from a rescue disk with only mt, dd, and tar (though grep and sed would be very useful there).
|Tags||Archiving backup Utilities|
Release Notes: Numerous bugfixes. This release comes with a fuse mount helper so that indexed archives can be mounted as a filesystem with fast random access, to make restoring data very easy. It also includes support for matching items to extract with shell globs, and for extracting everything except specific items.
Release Notes: A fix for a nasty data corruption bug, plus some other minor fixes and enhancements.
Release Notes: This release has zlib support.
Release Notes: During a restore, redundant seek commands are no longer sent to the tape device. This greatly improves restore speed.
Release Notes: This release enables use of magnetic tape. An attempt at a port to FreeBSD was made: it compiles, but hasn't been tested.